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Why Boris Johnson should request a Brexit delay from the EU

Boris Johnson wants a general election now.

Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon both say they want an election but not till after they are sure that the provisions of the Benn Act have been effective and the UK is NOT leaving the EU without a deal on October 31.

As far as I can see the only way for Johnson to break the impasse is for him to do precisely the opposite of what he has promised.

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Robert Peston
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Robert Peston is Political Editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. His articles originally appeared on his ITV News blog.

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